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Are you both listed as tenants on the written lease?
Or is this your place and you let her move in?
Was there an agreement for her to pay half the rent?
Is she still living there?
Ok, from a purely legal perspective, you are both equal tenants and neither of you can evict the other. However, if your agreement was to split the rent and she won't pay, you can sue her in small claims court for everything she owes you and get a judgment against her that you can then use to garnish any wages and levy on any bank accounts.
You can likely use that as leverage to get her to vacate so you can terminate the lease.
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